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Special Weather Statement 


The UI Health L.P. Johnson Family Health Center at 1221 E. State St. will be closed for patient visits on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to predicted dangerously cold temperatures. Clinic staff are reaching out to patients to reschedule appointments. As always, in emergency situations, patients should use hospital emergency departments.

Doctor of Medicine Program: The following classes have been cancelled: All M1 and M2 classes on Wednesday, January 30, have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Students in clinical rotations (in areas affected by the cold) are excused from attendance and are not expected to attend.  Clerkship directors have been notified.

Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology: Classes are cancelled Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 29) and all day Wednesday, Jan. 30.


The UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford at 1601 Parkview will remain open on Wednesday. In the event that Parkview employees can not safely travel to campus, they should notify supervisors and make alternate arrangements consistent with department policy. Physical Plant staff will be closely monitoring weather conditions to keep the heating systems running efficiently and buildings on campus comfortable. If there are heat or other building-related issues, please call Physical Plant at (815) 395-5812.

For those providing essential services, it is anticipated that staff member will make effort, consistent with their own safety, to be at work.

Employees who are unable to report to work or choose to leave early due to the weather conditions have the following options:

  • Charge to vacation leave
  • Charge to floating holidays
  • Charge to accrued compensatory leave (only applicable to non-exempt employees who have accrued time)
  • Take leave without pay


The Health Consequences of Climate Change medical colloquium scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, has been postponed. Watch for details of the new date in eNews.

Considering Medication-Assisted Treatment: A Panel Discussion for Primary Care Providers scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31, has been postponed. Watch for details of when it will be rescheduled.